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    July 31, 2011

    Car crash kills Millinocket man

    Officials don't know if the 57-year-old man died from injuries in the crash or from some other medical reason.

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    July 31, 2011

    Sox deal for Harden falls through

    Rich Harden, a talented but oft-injured pitcher, has been told he will stay with the Athletics.

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    July 31, 2011

    It takes time, but cellphones ring in West Forks

    WEST FORKS PLANTATION -- Rebecca Blake has owned a cell phone for about 10 years, but until Friday had never been able to dial out or receive calls at home.

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    July 31, 2011

    Commercial district borders along Route 3 up for debate

    CHINA -- Residents will get a chance to weigh in on how boundaries for a commercial district along Route 3 should be defined at a public hearing Thursday.

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    July 31, 2011

    Association bylaws now issue

    PALERMO -- The directors of the new Sheepscot Lake Association don't want to tell swimmers what color bathing suits to wear, even if they had the authority.

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    July 31, 2011

    Late night attempt at debt deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of intense partisanship, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders made a last-minute stab at compromise Saturday night to avoid a government default threatened for early next week.

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    July 31, 2011

    SNAPSHOT: Weeding in water

    Pam Gartley hands Bruce Doyle a sack of milfoil that diver Zach Beaudry, left, collected last week above a dam on Purgatory Stream in Litchfield.  Gartley, Doyle and Fred Desjardins, right, volunteered to collect the invasive weed that grows in the stream.

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    July 31, 2011

    Artisan Bread Fair draws variety of bakers, eaters

    SKOWHEGAN -- Donna Mionis was among friends Saturday at the 2011 Artisan Bread Fair at Skowhegan State Fairgrounds.

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    July 31, 2011

    Arts camp offers creative outlet

    UNITY -- The smell of chocolate-covered coconut candy and the giggles of girls drifted through the student center at Unity College. Budding dancers practiced ballet in a classroom transformed into a studio by a mat and mirrors on wheels. Outside, on a lawn underneath shade trees, an instructor and campers assumed yoga poses.

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    July 31, 2011

    After release from prison, Maine sex offenders rarely commit another sex crime, study reports

    PORTLAND -- Contrary to popular belief, freed sex offenders in Maine commit additional sex crimes at a much lower rate than other former inmates carry out non-sex crimes, according to a new statewide study.

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